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28 Mar 2023
HKCeND was Featured in the RTHK Programme “I&T New Era II”

Hong Kong Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (HKCeND) was featured in the latest episode of the Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) programme “I&T New Era II” supported by the Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC).

Prof. Nancy Ip, Center Director of HKCeND, was interviewed to highlight that Alzheimer’s disease (AD) had become a growing global health challenge, leading to an urgent need for early diagnosis and effective treatment to fight the disease.

In this programme, Prof. Ip also shares three of the translational research breakthroughs of the Center, including the simple but robust blood test for early diagnosis, staging and monitoring of AD, the novel therapeutic approach using brain-wide genome editing technology, and the first scoring system utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) for risk prediction of AD.

As one of the R&D centers under InnoHK, a prime initiative by the HKSAR Government to transform the city into a global innovation powerhouse, HKCeND aspires to deliver unparalleled innovation, leading-edge science and technology, and groundbreaking healthcare solutions that bring tangible benefits for patients, caregivers and families affected by neurodegenerative diseases.